There have beeen plenty of crashes reported today. If you don’t need to travel, to stay home. If you do have to go out, please use extreme caution and try to choose flat travel routes, avoiding hills and on ramps.
There are some areas that should be avoided:
• Chambers from 24th to the top of the Hill• 28th – Almaden to Chambers• Ferry Street Bridge• Willamette from 32nd Avenue to 35th • Off ramp from 6th Avenue to I-105
28th and Chamber (Almaden) is not currently open to traffic - 28th is shut down from Chambers to Almaden as several vehicles are stuck in the snow. There were several crashes blocking traffic. They are working on a plow truck. There was one crash with a commercial truck into a car and tree. These so far have been slow speed crashes, where vehicles are slipping or sliding, with collisions into other vehicles or objects.
Willamette from 32nd to 35th is shut down also.
Ferry Street Bridge (7th to Coburg is closed). At issue is the on-ramp from Mill and W. 7th to northbound Ferry Street Bridge. There is sander enroute. Some of the vehicles are unable to go up the ramp, which is causing traffic to back up onto 7th.
Be advised that Beltline is also very messy right now.
With the advent of colder weather and the possibility of snow, the Eugene Police Department is advising drivers to use caution and good sense. As air temperatures drop and if roads are wet, driving surface conditions can change in the blink of an eye. What was a regular driving surface and appropriate speed one moment can become a skating rink the next, especially on overpasses and bridges. Many crashes occur when drivers are going the speed limit as temperatures drop and roads turn slippery.
Cold or rainy weather driving tips
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